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What’s coming to Modern Warfare this week: New Warzone LTM & more

Published: 1/Sep/2020 11:52

by Connor Bennett


The Call of Duty: Modern Warfare devs have revealed the playlist changes coming to multiplayer and Warzone for the next week – with the battle royale getting a new limited-time mode. 

Ever since Modern Warfare launched back in October, and Warzone subsequently joined the party in March, Infinity Ward have been keeping the new content flowing – be that in the form of new cosmetics, new weapons, or even new maps. 

These regular updates have come when the devs usher in a new season, but they’ve kept players on their toes with weekly playlist updates too. 

The weekly playlist updates usually put the new multiplayer maps into the spotlight with a 24/7 rotation or add a new twist to the ever-changing landscape of Verdansk in the battle royale. So, here are the changes you’ll find in Warzone for the week beginning August 31.

Modern Warfare character fighting in Shoot House
Shoot the Ship continues to roll on in Modern Warfare.

Modern Warfare & Warzone playlist changes – August 31

For anyone dropping into the normal multiplayer mode, you’ll be able to play Shoot the Ship – the 24/7 rotation of Shipment and Shoot House – as well as Ground War reinforce. 

On top of that, Search and Rescue will also be available to play. The Kill Confirmed meets Search and Destroy hybrid might sound like Cyber Attack but you won’t be able to run around and take enemies down with the explosives.

As for Warzone, a limited-time mode called Kingslayer will be available to play – as will Blood Money Quads. Kingslayer is all about taking down the best players in the game, so keep an eye on your map. 

Warzone players fighting on a train
The Kingslayer mode is all about taking down the best players.

The usual battle royale modes – Solos, Duos, Trios, and Quads – will also still be running in Warzone, so you don’t have to worry about playing something else. They will still be there and available. 

There is no Double XP running throughout the week, but on September 7, there will be  Double XP, Double Weapon XP, and Double Battle Pass Tier Progression all day long, so make sure you cash in.

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Best way to use zombie abilities in Warzone’s Zombie Royale

Published: 23/Oct/2020 15:51

by James Busby


Surviving as one of  Warzone’s fleshy undead can be a little tricky in the new Zombie Royale mode, but these tips should have you ripping and tearing your way to victory in no time. 

Warzone’s Halloween festivities are well underway and players have been busy unleashing their inner beast when playing the terrifyingly good LTM, Zombie Royale. The frozen fields of Verdansk have been cloaked in darkness and squads will need to work together if they wish to survive the horrors that await them. In this mode, dead operators skip the Gulag and instead come back as nightmarish zombies. While in this new undead form, players drop all their current equipment and perks.

If you wish to ever see your human form again, you’ll need to use your unique abilities to kill any players that dare to walk amongst the undead. While Zombie Royale’s reanimated corpses may have access to some incredibly potent attacks, they can be killed incredibly easily if you’re not careful. In order to help you get to grips with your newfound zombie form, we’ve put together a handy survival guide that should help you secure more kills.

Zombie abilities

Warzone Zombie
Activision / Infinity Ward
Warzone’s Zombies have access to some incredibly powerful abilities.

Passive abilities

Warzone’s zombies aren’t your standard shambling corpses – in fact, they have incredible agility. Their passive ability gives every undead player faster movement speed and stronger melee attacks, allowing you to quickly chase down your fleeing victims. Once you’ve tracked them down, swipe at them with your deadly strikes to snuff their life out for good. 

Zombies also have superior vision and can easily see nearby operators. Enemy players are highlighted and their footprints can be tracked, giving you plenty of opportunities to pounce on your newfound target. If that wasn’t enough, zombies are also immune to the gas circle and gas grenades. This allows you to set up some frightfully sneaky plays. 

Charged Jump

Arguably the most fun Zombie ability is the Charged Jump. This highly mobile move allows you to effortlessly leap onto rooftops, scale cliffs, evade enemy fire and initiate fights. You can adjust both the distance and height by holding down the Charged Jump button, so be sure to experiment with this before leaping towards your enemy. 

EMP Blast 

This ability works exactly the same as Modern Warefare’s EMP Drone in that it destroys enemy electronics, equipment, vehicles, and disables digital optics. Your enemy’s HUD will also be disabled if they get caught within the blast’s radius. 

Gas Grenade

Gas Grenades are incredibly potent in Warzone since they disorient your enemies and slow down their movements. Combine this with the high mobility from Zombie Royale’s undead and you have a lethal combination. 

Zombie ability tips

Warzone zombie fight
Activision / Infinity Ward
You’ll need to learn how to use these zombie abilities if you wish to increase your survivability.

Before you go chasing the nearest player, it’s often best to scan your surroundings for any enemy players that are alone. Not only will this stop your fleshy body from being riddled with bullets, it will also increase your chances of securing a successful kill. While it can be tempting to rush into the fray with your Charged Jump, it does give away your position thanks to the ability’s glow effect. 

Instead, it’s often best to use the cover of darkness to sneak up on them. Once you’ve successfully got within a few meters, it’s time to unleash your EMP Blast. This will instantly destroy any Proximity Mines and Claymore’s, allowing you to safely enter even the most fortified defenses. To make matters even better, the initial blast also reduces visibility and will cause most players to panic — giving you the moment to strike.

Once you have disabled any equipment and digital optics, it’s time to throw in your Gas Grenade. When the grenade has filled the room with deadly toxins, instantly run in and begin clawing away at your hapless victim. The slowing effect and overall disorientation from both abilities should make any escape futile.

Even if your enemy does manage to make a break for it, simply activate your Charged Jump to catch up to them. Just be aware that doing this will make you highly visible to nearby squads, so only use this ability when you have to. 

If you use these tips, you’ll be able to secure more kills as a zombie in Warzone’s Zombie Royale mode.